An abundance of home furnishings can protect you when Dracula claws through the drywall because your blood smells like monster candy. Obstacle up with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of handcrafted home and garden decor from Cottage Surprise's online store.
With an emphasis on rustic and vintage country styles, Cottage Surprise stocks handcrafted home decor pieces made by skilled artisans. For a bit of low-lit ambience, candles shine bright in three stained-wood holders ($25.20), using their 4.5- to 6.25-inch-high pedestals to attract stray birthday cakes. Hand-painted old-time signage adorns small crimson decorative stools ($36), and tablescapes grow into remembrances of the ocean with a tabletop fish sculpture intricately carved from wood ($39.99). A set of five various-sized terracotta pots ($31.50) ensconce plants and flowers in soil-filled homes with a distressed and mossy outer finish; a hand-painted Welcome to the Lake sign ($40) accents summer homes and warns guests that the refrigerator is crying again. Items are shipped within 24 hours of order receipt, or customers can arrange to pick up items from Cottage Surprise's Scarborough warehouse on Wednesdays, Fridays, or Sundays.